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What does the yellow dashboard warning that looks like an engine blink?

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2010-09-21 17:54:02
2010-09-21 17:54:02

That is the check engine light. It blinks under a severe misfire.

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That's the OD warning light, Check wiring, relay, Solenoid, and switch

With a scan tool, or try turning key on, off, on, off, on and counting the blinks of the check engine light. blink, blink, blink, pause, blink would be 31.

Warning lights in a car are meant to indicate a problem. When the Check Engine light comes on after 30 mph, it means that the car is not running well, that there is an issue with fuel, or electricity getting to the engine.

On some if you turn key on, off, on, off, on. The check engine light may start to flash the code. blink, blink, bink, pause blink would be 31.

A flashing engine light is usually a misfire.

It is indicating that there is a fault with the engine of the car. You need to take it to a garage for repair/service.

first you nee to check and see if your car is referred to as OBDI or OBDII if its ODBI then you start with the car off.. turn the key to run but do not start the engine.. at this point you have less that 5 seconds to push the gas pedall all the way to the floor and press the overdrive button five times... then the check engine light will stay on.. and then blink... next its going to blink out the code for you for ex. blink-pause-blink blink-pause blink blink blink-pause blink n that would mean the problem code is 1231 just Google BMW problem codes and use that dcode to find out what the issue is..

The OBD2 system will not BLINK codes for you. It requires a engine scanner to read the codes. HAVE ENGINE SCANED. Some parts stores will do that for free.

Are you talking about the lights that are under the gauges, that read "check engine", battery, oil press, etc.? If so, your ecu is not getting a STA signal, or start signal. You need to test for ecu trouble codes. To do this... go under the bonnet and find the DIAGNOSIS box. Jumper terminals TE1 and E1. Start the engine. Watch the Check engine light blink. It works kind of like Morse code. For instance... BLINK BLINK ... pause ... BLINK BLINK BLINK would be a code 23. This site can help you determine the meaning of the code. Good luck. http://docs.azsupracentral.com/Engine%20Error%20Codes.pdf

A flashing check engine light is usually an indication of a misfire.

There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired. The reason it blinks is it is warning that the catalytic converter is on the verge of overheating because of misfires in the ignition system.

Probably because you need to check the engine.

If the check engine light is blinking , an engine cylinder misfire has been detected

I had the same problem, get ur car check asap, it was my head gasket and i waited so long that my oil mulsified and had to replace the whole engineYou mention having just filled up the gas tank - double check the cap is on straight and is properly tightened. The engine computer would notice this type of problem and likely trigger the check engine light, or a specific dashboard warning lightSee "Related Questions" below for more

because you have an engine misfire.most likely the DI cassette is faulty. (Ignition)

It is an indication of possible transmission trouble. Get it to a shop that can read the OBD code to determine the problem.

check your fluids my camaros light was on and i ignored it i blew my engine

A blinking Check Engine light indicates a serious problem with the emissions system. Have this repaired immediately.

If your check engine light is blinking , that means a cylinder misfire has been detected

I figured it out myself...it was the inhibitor relay got wet.

The computer has detected a malfunction. You need to have it checked for codes.

Check to see if your gas cap is tight.


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